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Catalog Number RG3542.PH000247-000011
Object Name Postcard, Picture
Collection Name RG3542 Nelson, John, 1864-1942
Title Native American couple and white couple in front of biplane
Description Native American couple and white couple stand in front of a biplane. The native American couple wear full fringed buckskin costumes. The white woman wears riding boots and jodhpurs with heavy belt. The man, likely the pilot, wears a leather helmet with goggles. Airplane prop is spinning. The front semi-enclosed cockpit is set up for carrying passengers. Aircraft insignia is similar to roundel target markings used in World War I. The aircraft is a Lincoln Standard LS-5 and is capable of carrying four passengers plus the pilot. The aircraft was rebuilt from a Standard Aircraft Co. J-1, WWI trainer, into the LS-5 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Date 1920 circa
Photographer Nelson, John, 1864-1942
Studio John Nelson, Commercial Photographer, Ericson, Nebr. U.S.A.
Place USA: Nebraska (Greeley), Spalding
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Classification People
Clothing
Subjects Airplanes